360° Coverage : UN General Assembly's 67th session concluded

11 Updates
UN General Assembly's 67th session concluded
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

UN General Assembly's 67th session concluded

Sep 16 2013, 4:36pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly concluded its 67th session Monday with progress being made on a number of international hotspots and development-related issues.

United Nations, Sep 17 — The UN General Assembly concluded its 67th session Monday with progress being made on a number of international hotspots and development-related issues. "During this session...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

UN General Assembly's 67th session concluded

Sep 16 2013, 4:36pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) The UN General Assembly concluded its 67th session Monday with progress being made on a number of international hotspots and development-related issues.

United Nations, Sep 17 — The UN General Assembly concluded its 67th session Monday with progress being made on a number of international hotspots and development-related issues.

"During this session, member states adopted close to 90 written and oral decisions, and around 300 resolutions," said Vuk Jeremic, president of the General Assembly's 67th session, in his closing remarks to the 193-member body as he outlined some of the highlights of the past year, Xinhua reported.

The session kicked off last September aiming at achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the year of 2015 -- the eight ambitious targets set to slash hunger and poverty, maternal and infant mortality, a host of diseases and lack of access to education and health care.

The session also focused on peaceful resolutions of international conflicts, the situation in Syria, Middle East peace and other issues.

The 68th session of the General Assembly opens Tuesday and will be presided over by John William Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda.

Jeremic pointed out achievements of this assembly in such fields as the adoption of the first-ever arms trade treaty and the overwhelming vote of the member states to grant Palestine non-member observer state status to the UN.

Jeremic also noted "the most glaring failure" of the international family during the 67th session has been the ongoing tragedy of Syria.

"To end the fratricide, we've got to have high-level political dialogue. We need to bring the parties together, and make them talk to each other face to face," he said.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon thanked Jeremic for "the great dynamism" he brought to the job leading the General Assembly to deal with the challenges in the past eventful year.

"Over the past year, the General Assembly has realised a number of significant achievements across the range of issues that are on the General Assembly's agenda," Ban said during his remarks at the closing session.

"The 67th session coincided with a challenging period for the international community," said Ban. "The assembly stepped in when the Security Council was divided on Syria."

The UN chief also noted that member states had begun the hugely important discussions on the post-2015 development agenda and a new set of goals for sustainable development.

"I look forward to the capable stewardship of Ambassador John Ashe during the 68th session of the General Assembly to take this vital work forward, for the benefit of the people we are here to serve," he added.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

9 hours ago

Sarah Palin Compares Climate Change 'Hysteria' To Eugenics

Oct 27 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sarah Palin is once again brushing off global warming as "junk science," comparing warnings about the threat of climate change to the eugenics movement of the early 20th century. Last week, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate recorded a video for the Sarah Palin Channel dismissing the "con job" of man-made climate change. "I'm not a denier. I don't doubt that climate change exists, ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
10

10 hours ago

N. Korea, UN investigator meet on possible visit

Oct 27 2014 4:58pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korean officials say they have met for the first time with a U.N. special investigator on human rights and "envisage ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

15 hours ago

UN opposes Ebola policies 'not based on science'

Oct 27 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Townhall's

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general says health workers returning from the main Ebola-hit countries ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

17 hours ago

UN Ebola Chief: Quarantine Decisions Must Be Based On Science, Not Hysteria

Oct 27 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

ACCRA, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Decisions on quarantine for healthcare workers returning from fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa must be based on science rather than hysteria, the head of the U.N. Ebola Emergency Response Mission (UNMEER) said on Monday. "Anything that will dissuade foreign trained personnel from coming here to West Africa and joining us on the frontline to fight Ebola would be very, very unfortunate," UNMEER head Anthony Banbury told Reut ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
7

21 hours ago

UN envoy: Keep up hope amid climate change battle

Oct 27 2014 6:19am CDT | Source: Townhall's

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of the U.N.'s panel on climate change has urged world governments not to be overcome ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
5

1 day ago

At U.N., China asked to back rights case against North Korea

Oct 26 2014 10:10am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Mirjam Donath UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
4

2 days ago

U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold

Oct 26 2014 1:05am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Afri ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
3

2 days ago

US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

Oct 25 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West Af ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

3 days ago

U.N. chief 'shocked and alarmed' by Gaza tunnels

Oct 24 2014 8:47pm CDT | Source: WND

(Israel Hayom) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited southern Israel and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and told both sides what they wanted to hear. After meeting in Gaza with members of the Palestinian unity government, Ban said, “I am here with a very heavy heart. The destruction which I have seen coming here is beyond description. This is much more serious destruction than I saw in 2009 immediately after the violence at that time.” Ban vowed to southern Israel residents that th ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 
Update
1

3 days ago

EDITORIAL: Prohibitionists at the U.N.

Oct 24 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: washingtontimes

The world, or a good part of it, struggles to cope with Ebola, and the United Nations continues to be obsessed by tobacco. The World Health Organization, meeting in Moscow, came up with a treaty imposing a global tax on cigarettes and delegate ...
Source: washingtontimes   Full article at: washingtontimes
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

MIT survey reveals sexual assault on campus
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Nearly 17 percent of female and five percent of male undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have revealed that they were sexually assaulted on the campus, said a survey.
 
 
Flashlight apps stealing your data?
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Do you use a flashlight app on your smartphone? Security experts warn that free flashlight apps are secretly recording sensitive information from your phone.
 
 
People flee as lava reaches Hawaiian village
Honolulu, Oct 28 (IANS) Many residents of a Hawaiian village have fled their homes, threatended by the flow of lava from Kilauea Volcano, a media report said Tuesday.
 
 
British doctor 'killed without legal justification' in Syria: Jury
London, Oct 28 (IANS) A doctor from south London was "killed without any legal justification" in a jail cell in Syria, an inquest jury has said.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

MIT survey reveals sexual assault on campus
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Nearly 17 percent of female and five percent of male undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have revealed that they were sexually assaulted on the campus, said...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Flashlight apps stealing your data?
New York, Oct 28 (IANS) Do you use a flashlight app on your smartphone? Security experts warn that free flashlight apps are secretly recording sensitive information from your phone. According to a US-based security...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
People flee as lava reaches Hawaiian village
Honolulu, Oct 28 (IANS) Many residents of a Hawaiian village have fled their homes, threatended by the flow of lava from Kilauea Volcano, a media report said Tuesday. People at Pahoa are running away as the lava from...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
When Anne Hathaway freaked out
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) Anne Hathaway plays an astronaut in her forthcoming film "Interstellar" and the actress says wearing a spacesuit for the first time wasn't a great experience. "When I stepped on the set, I...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Sienna Miller, Tom Sturridge played cupid for Pattinson
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge were instrumental in introducing actor Robert Pattinson to his current girlfriend - singer FKA Twigs. Pattinson, Miller and Sturridge all went to see Twigs in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Megan Fox misses premiere
Megan Fox was forced to miss the Beijing premiere of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' after being stricken by an allergic reaction. The 28-year-old beauty - who plays April O'Neil in the new movie - had joined co-star...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
British doctor 'killed without legal justification' in Syria: Jury
London, Oct 28 (IANS) A doctor from south London was "killed without any legal justification" in a jail cell in Syria, an inquest jury has said. The jury at the Royal Courts of Justice said Monday, Abbas Khan, a 32...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
ICC forced to clamp down on chucking: Dave Richardson
Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said Tuesday the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Blue or yellow ribbon? Protests divide Hong Kong society
Hong Kong, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) The yellow ribbons of pro-democracy protesters and the blue ribbons of their opponents symbolise the division in Hong Kong over the "umbrella revolution" which is about to complete a month...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
N-deal possible in a month: Iranian president
Tehran, Oct 28 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that a final nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers may be possible within a month. In a meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to Tehran...
Read more on Business Balla